We've been to Il Casale four times. Twice we (2) sat at the bar for dinner and twice we brought friends and ate at the tables. The atmosphere is lively neighborhood and upscale. The food is creative & well prepared. The staff is calm and friendly. Recently we have chosen on five occassions to dine with freinds elsewhere because of the inordinately long wait from the time you order until the time you receive the food. Each time we waited a minimum of 45 minutes, one time it was 75 minutes. Even at the bar, which is usually a bit quicker, I waited 45 min just for a bowl of tagliatelle with sauce. (None of the other entrees were complicated nor did anyone ask for special considerations.) The kitchen is just plain slow, and by the time the meal comes, people are on edge and very hungry despite the apps. I wanted this place to be my new favorite, and as evidenced by my several return visits, I gave it a good try, but the wait has turned me off. Other people have had the same experience and it is a shame; after all, eating a meal is what you're there for, and a too-long wait is just not worth it. My regrets.
Pros: Yummy food and generous drinks
Cons: Tooooo long wait for food